ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Matt Flynn is getting his latest chance at a fresh start, this time in Buffalo with a team that has spent the past week scrambling to shore up its injury- depleted quarterback position.
A week after being cut by the Raiders, Flynn signed with the Bills on Monday after spending the morning working out for general manager Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and his offensive staff.
The sixth-year NFL player is with his third team since December; the Raiders acquired him in a trade with Seattle during the offseason.
"I'm happy I'm getting a fresh start," Flynn said. "I'm happy I'm getting this opportunity with the Bills, and I'm excited about it. And hopefully, it works out."
Flynn's signing marks the latest in a series of quarterback moves the Bills have made since rookie starter EJ Manuel sprained his right knee in a 37-24 loss to Cleveland on Oct. 3.
In the previous eight days, the Bills promoted Thad Lewis from their practice squad to take over as interim starter. They worked out free agents Dennis Dixon and Pat White before signing Dixon to the practice squad. And Buffalo failed in a bid to land former Tampa Bay starter Josh Freeman, who signed with Minnesota.
Despite Flynn's addition, Marrone intends to stick with Lewis as his starter Sunday, when Buffalo plays at Miami.
Cardinals Defensive end Calais Campbell was back at the team's practice facility less than 24 hours after he was carted off the field in San Francisco. The 6-foot-8, 300-pounder hopes to be cleared to play in Arizona's home game against Seattle on Thursday night. Campbell underwent tests at Stanford for neck and spine injuries, and results were favorable.
Packers Outside linebacker Nick Perry suffered a foot injury that will sideline him this week and likely longer. Coach Mike McCarthy said wide receiver James Jones (leg) could play Sunday against Cleveland but wide receiver Randall Cobb (knee) will miss "multiple weeks" while refusing to elaborate.
Cowboys Defensive end DeMarcus Ware could miss a game for the first time in his eight-year career. Ware strained his right quadriceps in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Washington and called himself doubtful for this Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
Redskins Two key players on special teams were lost for the rest of the season. Linebacker Bryan Kehl tore his left ACL, and long snapper Nick Sundberg tore the meniscus in his right knee in Sunday's loss to Dallas. Also, rookie cornerback David Amerson suffered a concussion on a special-teams play.
Jets Running back Mike Goodson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee during New York's loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday and is out for the season. Goodson broke the news on his Twitter page Monday.
Broncos Denver is holding out hope that right tackle Orlando Franklin, who sprained his left knee and ankle Sunday, won't be sidelined for an extended time. At the least, it appears Franklin will miss Sunday's game at Indianapolis. He limped through the locker room Monday wearing a walking boot on his left foot.